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es.resource should allow for all types, and not require only one specific type #205

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apatrida opened this Issue May 8, 2014 · 1 comment

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apatrida commented May 8, 2014

There are use cases where the types in an index may not be cared about, or known by system using an index as a source. But the integration requires es.resource=[index]/[type] and not just [index] to consume all types. For a read operation, type does not matter in many cases. For write, sure it might be necessary but could also be pulled from a source field as well.

@costin costin closed this in 7527c4a Aug 13, 2014

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Improve detection of index existence
Allow aliases (like _all) to be used only when reading data.

fix #205
fix #233

(cherry picked from commit 7527c4a)
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costin commented Aug 13, 2014

Hi,

Aliases should work now as for specifying only the index, ES does not allow that. That is one can use wild cards or _all for the index but not for the type - and that's because each type can have its won mapping which in case of reading but also writing creates all sort of problems and issues.
After spending some time with the use case I ended up with too many corner cases that, in my opinion, made the feature way complicated and its value highly reduced.

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